And I’m back to work on my novel after more than a month. Reworked the opening and the ending last night and today during naptime. So cool when things just *work* like they did.
What I wanted to get in my opener:
- main conflict introduced
- hint at possible solution or difficulty of win
And I am very excited because I think I got elements of all of them.
*Sigh* I love writing openings. It’s the hammering out details of plot where I get bogged down.
It helps that Jay is bugged by inconsistencies in the novels he reads. I will be thinking out-loud about a change and then I (or he) will point-out a looming inconsistency. Then we’ll talk through how to bring it into alignment with the rules we’ve made up for this story’s world.
Granted, I’m interested in the game longer than he is, but even the minimal feedback I got last night when he was reading his snowmachine magazine was enough to get me past a couple different stucks that let me write today.